15. “Citizen Access to Information”

Capturing the Evidence across Zambia, Ghana, and Kenya

  1. Ingrid Volkmer
  1. Gerry Power,
  2. Samia Khatun and
  3. Klara Debeljak

Published Online: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch15

The Handbook of Global Media Research

The Handbook of Global Media Research

How to Cite

Power, G., Khatun, S. and Debeljak, K. (2012) “Citizen Access to Information”, in The Handbook of Global Media Research (ed I. Volkmer), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch15

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. InterMedia, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198707

Online ISBN: 9781118255278



  • “Citizen Access to Information”, evidence across Zambia, Ghana, and Kenya;
  • citizen access catalyst in MDGs, five dimensions of citizen access to information;
  • AudienceScapes national surveys in Ghana, Kenya (2009), and Zambia (2010);
  • globalization, across national borders, cultures as not autonomous;
  • gender issues role in African societies, and the special care needed;
  • measuring access to mass media in DHS surveys, and limits;
  • InterMedia's AudienceScapes research initiative


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Comparative Research in Africa

  • Access to Information

  • Millennium Development Goals

  • Information, Communication, Media, and the MDGs

  • Media Development

  • Information Measurement in Developing Countries

  • The Context of Citizen Access to Information

  • Capturing “Citizen Access to Information”

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References